March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post. These were OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. So, back to the Big Question. For the first time, I perused these sites.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources? But courses and courseware will remain.)


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Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed

Tony Karrer

The Big Question on the LCB for January is: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? There's a lot involved in this question and I plan to revisit it several times during the month. And this isn't a theoretical question - it's something we face all the time. And it's not just an ROI question. In my mind, there's clearly no easy answer to this question.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? To me, this is one of the most important questions facing us today. I believe that we will continue to create linear learning experiences (courses, courseware) but that this is going to be a smaller portion of learning. Courses and Courseware?

The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning?

Clive on Learning

The March Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks why it is that open content initiatives such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium haven't had a bigger impact. I have some suggestions: There is no history or culture of content sharing in workplace learning and development. Most l&d departments operate in glorious isolation and would probably never consider engaging with their peers to share learning content.

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April Big Question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do?

The Learning Circuits

Courseware Quality : Higher quality courseware (simulations, interactive, referenceable, etc.) This environment makes it easier to justify PowerPoint plus audio type courseware, but customers are never satisfied with the quality. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Participating Blogs: The Big Question for April has been closed.

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


It’s a big question, so to help, let’s look at some examples. With an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) and courseware with a mobile-first design, learners can access their training anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

eLearning Business Alternatives - Good Discussion

Tony Karrer

An interesting conversation is starting around this month's big question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? Tom Haskins is telling us that we had better: Leave a clean corpse Now that I have pictured ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors as obsolete, the question remains how long their customers will pretend the world has not already changed this dramatically. It's a question of what will be happening.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

3rd party courseware providers (ex: Skillsoft, Wiley). Courseware marketplaces (OpenSesame, udemy, Coursera). The big question mark is how will VLPs, that focus on the corporate market, play once the LMS space fully utilizes all the video management functionality that exists out there? When SaaS to SaaS only tools as part of the bundle shows up – that will be a big differentiation, in a good way. . 3rd Party Courseware Providers.

Continuing Thoughts on Questions

Tony Karrer

I've actually found the BigQ this month - What Questions Should We be Asking? - You can see a list of questions gathered by Dave Lee a few days ago at: [link] m/bigquestions. I really like how Dave provided a "When" column that showed that the questions included things to be asked during needs assessment or are macro questions. What you quickly see if you just scan that column is that the question types are all over the place.

Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning

Tony Karrer

LA is a vibrant community with a rich network of angels that fund early stage companies, lots of VCs, easy access to big media, lots of innovation in media, mobile content, games, green, health care, and many, many others. Ben then asked an interesting question: Where is the real innovation happening in e-learning? That's a great question! The answer may be "No" - because we are all still so focused on courseware that we can cross the chasm over to more innovative solutions

Better Questions for Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

If you've been reading my blog, you know that I often discuss Personal Learning: Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning Professionals Tools and Strategies for Personal Learning More Effective Conferences for Learning Professionals A big part of what I've come to realize that the barrier to us moving beyond being The Worst Learners are: We (like many people today) lack the intrinsic motivation to systematically improve our personal learning capabilities.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? Courseware is being pushed towards Good Enough because clients value speed more than quality in many cases. Companies are going to have a big problem trying to handle this: More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments. I'm going after this just a little bit different. I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007.

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? We attacked these questions a little differently than the big question. There were a range of answers to the question: A.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Particularly, I'm interested in the question of: While training as a publisher of courses and courseware faces an increasingly challenging market, what other things can learning businesses successfully sell to internal or external customers? While the market is tough right now, there are some people who believe that learning businesses who sell classroom, virtual classroom and courseware training will rebound once the economy rebounds. That's a big ouch.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. At the same time, organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. And if you are talking Reusable Learning Objects, Courseware Templates, Tracking Mechanisms, Content Management, etc. Of course, since I'm truly believe that the form of what we will be building in the future is changing and things like RLOs and Courseware are going to become much less important, then my current knowledge base seems diminished.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

rather, the question. Several times due to such business centric strategies, you even get limited to only creating certain kinds of content and dont have any other option as the companies I named have pre-established standards and strategies that you cannot really deviate from if you want to create courseware for them. I think this months Big Question is true for almost everyone.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Instead, what the common theme was that organizations will likely have reduced the amount of classroom and courseware times. I would argue that today all classroom or courseware should be questioned. However, the question was not a current state question – it was a future question. So, it's a fair question – do we see a greater emphasis in the future for informal and social learning in workplace learning?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And probably will get some more ideas from the Big Question - Predictions and Plans for 2010. Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. It’s really big and moving really fast. For years, we’ve used a simple question solution into self-paced eLearning offerings in order to take advantage of social learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

David Merrill ] The Design of Everyday Things , by Donald Norman Other ID books of note that have been recently recommended to me: e-Learning by Design by William Horton (recommended by Christy Tucker ) What Every Manager Should Know About Training by Robert Mager (recommended by Dave Ferguson ) The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not the comedian) (this was recently recommended to me by someone who asked the same question on LinkedIn.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Publishers are clearly looking closely at this issue as the question is whether content creation provides as much value or is curation the real value creation. Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ohhh.the new iPhone is a wee sexy lass isnt she?

Mark Oehlert

has just announced that with the latest version of it's LCMS instructional designers can kick-start iPhone courseware development. supports iPhone SDK beta 2, allowing for complete courseware delivery to Apple’s Safari mobile browser platform. Courseware administrators can also enable/disable a self-enrollment option for iPhone/iPod touch users.Pretty cool. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « This is a test of Jott.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# I’m responding to this question from the perspective of a person looking to get a job in the field of e-learning vs. a person who knows little about the term. E-learning, of course, encompasses many areas - courseware designer, curriculum development, online trainer, blended learning specialist, Flash programmer, game designer, research, etc.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

I look forward to this interview and the questions that you’re asking. (1:11) If you were looking for an LMS today, what questions would you be asking? The very first question would be ‘what features do you offer?’ I’m also seeing an increase in courseware LMSs. A courseware LMS means you’re buying the courses, then the LMS is kind of thrown in. For me, I’m a data collector, I’m a big statistics guy and I always was with analytics. Facebook, big deal.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. Interactions should be basic form-based questions created within the development application. His question is whether this price is reasonable, high or worth raising a stink. So, again, a big question is whether they are designing a kind of simulation that plays within the simple interactions you describe?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

know this is also a question of revenue so lets apply some creative thought to this and do a little planet saving along the way. There is also a huge international presence and I want to send a big American shout out to my new buddy, Michal Zaborek from House of Skills in Poland –I hope you take that love of baseball all the way back to Poland! Why are we still asking the question– which is better f2f or e-learning?

Social eLearning Design - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The Big Question: How should presenters address multitasking? pcLearning4U is Open for Business - Courseware Development , October 23, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 23, 2009 to October 30, 2009. Upcoming eLearning Webinars. The Classroom as a Learning Technology. Wednesday, November 04, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. From Blah to Aha! Ten Best Practices for the Virtual Classroom. Wednesday, November 11, 2009.